Wet bags were originally intended to be used to store cloth diapers between wash days and sure they are great for that. Although, since starting cloth and gathering a rather large collection of wet bags, I have found a million other uses for them. They are now my go-to baby shower gift (even when I know they won't be cloth diapering) because I really think that every parent needs at least 3. Today I am sharing some of my favorite ways to use these super handy, super cute, waterproof bags.
10 Ways to Use Wet Bags
- Kitchen Towels: I use a medium sized wet bag (with a loop for hanging) to store dirty dish towels, cloth napkins, and cleaning rags until it's time to wash them. This keeps them from piling up on the counters and getting gross.
- Beach / Playground Toys: I use a large wet bag to store the toys we take to the beach and the park. It's way better than having wet, sandy, dirty, toys rolling all over the car.
- Baby Carrier: A medium wet bag fits most soft structured (buckle carriers) perfectly! It's so much easier to grab the carrier on the way out of the house when you don't have to worry about dragging straps all over the place.
- Bottles: The Planet Wise wipe pouches are the perfect size for carrying an 8 ounce bottle. I love using them to keep bottles from tipping over in my diaper bag.
- Diaper Bag: Speaking of diaper bags, I have been known to just throw what I need for a quick trip out right in a wet bag. The GroVia zipper top bags work great!
- Laundry Bag: Sure they were designed for diaper laundry but why not regular laundry too? A large or hanging wet bag makes a great clothes hamper and is super easy to carry to the laundry room on wash day. Plus, you can always find a fun print to match your kids rooms.
- Lunch: Planet Wise has a whole line of snack and sandwich sized wet bags. These make packing lunches so much fun and they are a great way to cut down on waste.
- Swimsuits: Going to swim lessons or the pool always means soggy towels and wet bathing suits, wet bags are perfect for keeping them contained until you can get home.
- Travel: I have friends who use wet bags of different sizes to help keep their luggage organized while traveling. They are especially great if you are backpacking or camping and want to keep things dry.
- Change of clothes: My 4 year old has to keep a change of clothes at pre-school for accidents and finger paint mishaps. We store hers in a wet bag, that way if the clean set of clothes needs to be used, the dirty set can go right in the bag to come home.
Honestly, I could probably come up with at least 5 more. You never realize how messy things can get until you have kids. How do you use wet bags?